Increase Your Influence By Taking These Steps. Guaranteed!
Google’s online dictionary defines influence in this way: the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something.
I prefer the view Spider-Man took, with great power comes great responsibility! If you have the ability to influence, you have great power and the responsibility to affect others in a positive way!
This is what it should be about in life. I believe influence is the power to create actions that help and improve individuals.
To influence effectively, you need to do three things.
The first thing you need to do is get people to know you. You must get yourself out there, so people know your name and your personality. So when they hear your name, they can put a face to the name. Be yourself; be genuine. There’s an old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” then I add, “and who knows you.”
Secondly, get people to like you. Motivate people with reasons to like you. Do things for them that add value to their life, so they understand you’re not just a taker, but you’re a giver as well. Bring value to their lives; make yourself valuable to them. Avoid being a parasite. Do what you can to give back and give to others and do so with authentic compassion.
And last, but not least is get people to trust you. If they know you’re a person who backs up your word with action and integrity, they’ll know they can trust you. Trust comes from being consistent in who you are and consistent in your message and letting time seal that assurance.
Be who you are and the best you can be and then follow the steps above to influence in a positive way. Before you know it, you will be affecting the people around you, your workplace and becoming a mentor to people who need you the most.
So how are you guaranteed this will increase your influence? Catch me on social media and allow me to be moved by your amazing story. You have a life full of new lessons and successes, and it would be an honor for me to follow along and be your student.
Steve Meim has over twelve years of experience working as a professional in the video game industry and is credited with working on award-winning titles that have been enjoyed by millions of people around the world. His success in creating a career where he’s excited to work every single day has inspired him to use video games as a tool to help others to do the same. Want to find out how video games even saved his life? Find him at his link below.